The 12th issue of SAMVIT, the Bi-Annual Cultural Magazine, was released by Prof. R. Vaidyanathan, former Professor of Finance, IIM Bangalore, who has been featured in Thinkers50 India list, on 3rd October, 2017, at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus.

SAMVIT is created with highlights on Indian architecture, art and dance, etc., for everyone from all walks of life who seeks knowledge and has higher aspirations in their lives. SAMVIT is published by Amrita Darshanam, International Centre for Spiritual Studies, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

This issue deals with articles showcasing India’s creativity and greatness in diverse disciplines such as: handicraft in “Blue Pottery”; architecture in “Jainism and Architecture – Jaisalmer Jain Temples”; evaluation of British administration in “Seventy Years Since 1947 … Is India Truly Independent?”; art of illusion in “Indian Magic”; martial art in “Kalarippayattu – The Mother of All Martial Arts”; healing science in “The Iatrochemical Period in Indian History” and “Eating Twice a Day for Good Health: Ancient Ayurvedic Wisdom Rediscovered”; philosophy of Indian arts in “The Philosophical Framework of Indian Arts”; dance in “Folk Dances of Manipur”; urban planning in “Town Planning in Arthasastra; The Infrastructural Sagacity of Kautilya” and measurement system in “Linear Measurement in Ancient India”. Along with these, the two new article series include “The Maritime Glory of Early India” and “The Wonder That Is Sanskrit”, as well as Amma’s message in “Teaching of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi - Bharat Awakens …” for deeper understanding of the rich legacy of ancient India. It also explores the major social issues of modern India in “The New Indian Rupee”, “The Plight of Indian Farmers”, and the insightful interview with Renu D. Singh, lawyer, social activist and the founding president of the NGO “Samadhan” in “The Pheonix”, which bring us the new light on revitalizing and transforming our nation together. 

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